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THIS WEEK’S BIGGEST HEADLINES AND RUMORMILL:
- Disgraced film and tv producer HARVEY WEINSTEIN reportedly tried to delete a computer file of female “Friends” before a New York Times expose about his years of sexual misconduct and intimidating victims into silence was printed.
- Singer/actress SELENA GOMEZ’s mother said she’s “not happy” that her daughter has rekindled her romance with bad boy pop star JUSTIN BIEBER because she feels Gomez’s mental health took a downward turn the last time the pair were together and blames Bieber for it. Still, Gomez’s mother refuses to give her daughter an ultimatum about him because she knows Gomez would choose Bieber over her family.
- Chainsmokers’ member ALEX PALL was allegedly caught cheating on camera by his own girlfriend, TORI WOODWARD.
- Actress BRIGITTE BARDOT has slammed the #MeToo Movement, calling it “hypocritical” and “ridiculous”.
- Late rocker TOM PETTY’s wife and daughter shared Petty’s official cause of death on the singer’s Facebook page, sharing that he died of an “accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications” including Fentanyl, according to the coroner’s report. The family added that Petty suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems, and a fractured hip.
- Pop singers ADELE and HALSEY and actresses CAMERON DIAZ, NATALIE PORTMAN, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, ALYSSA MILANO, and JENNIFER LAWRENCE were among those taking part in Women’s Marches over the weekend.
- Former “Dance Moms” star ABBY LEE MILLER is reportedly getting an early release from prison. Miller will have to report to a halfway house immediately after her release per the terms of her sentencing for tax fraud.
ACCUSED - THIS WEEK IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT/MISCONDUCT/ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS:
“Master of None” actor/writer AZIZ ANSARI was accused of sexual misconduct by a photographer. The woman, who did not give her name along with her accusations, stated that she “felt violated” during a September 2017 date with the actor. The woman claimed Ansari repeatedly pressured her for oral sex and intercourse and “at several points ignored her ‘clear non-verbal cues’” including telling him at one point, “I don’t want to feel forced because then I’ll hate you, and I’d rather not hate you.” Ansari responded by saying at the time he believed everything that happened between them was consensual and he has “taken her words to heart” adding in a text response to her following the date, “clearly, I misread things in the moment and I’m truly sorry.” HLN host ASHLEIGH BANFIELD stood up for Ansari on her program, addressing his accuser on air with the message, “I’m sorry you had a bad date… I’ve had a few myself. They stink… but by your own clear description, this wasn’t a rape, nor was it sexual assault. So what exactly is your beef? That you had a bad date with Aziz Ansari?... Your sexual encounter was “unpleasant” at best. It did not send you to the police. It did not affect your workplace… or your ability to get a job. The #MeToo movement has righted many wrongs and it has made your career path much smoother… what a gift. Yet, you looked that gift horse in the mouth and chiseled away at that powerful movement with your public accusation. If you were sexually assaulted, go to the police. If you were sexual harassed, jeopardizing your work, speak up… but by your descriptions, that’s not what happened. You had an unpleasant date and you didn’t leave, that’s on you. All the gains that have been achieved, on your behalf and mine, are compromised by allegations that are reckless and hollow – the only sentence a guy like Ansari deserves is a bad case of blue balls, not a Hollywood blackball.”… US Olympic gymnast SIMONE BILES said she too was sexually abused by former US Olympic gymnastics team doctor LARRY NASSAR. Nassar recently pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual abuse and is awaiting sentencing; he faces life in prison… Actor STEVEN SEAGAL claims his accusers have “lied and been paid to lie about me without any evidence.” Actress RACHEL GRANT has added her name to the list of sexual assault accusers against Seagal…Actress LEAH REMINI is among those supporting director PAUL HAGGIS after he has been accused of sexual misconduct. Remini has called the claims “suspect” due to Haggis’ involvement in her series calling out Scientology (Haggis, like Remini, is a former Scientologist who has tried to raise awareness of the religion’s cult-like tendencies), suggesting the claims made against Haggis could be the work of the church. Other former Scientologists also involved in Remini’s docuseries expressed similar sentiments… Actor ALEC BALDWIN defended director/writer WOODY ALLEN over a recent revival in animosity toward Allen over allegations of sexual abuse levied against him by one of his adopted daughters from his previous relationship with actress MIA FARROW. Baldwin called the criticism of Allen over the longstanding sexual abuse allegations “unfair and sad”, noting that Allen was “investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed.”… Singer SEAL “vehemently denies” sexual misconduct allegations levied against him.
Actress JANUARY JONES and former “Bachelor” NICK VIALL have denied rumors they are dating… Coldplay frontman CHRIS MARTIN and actress DAKOTA JOHNSON have been spotted on several romantic dates in Los Angeles, furthering speculation they are a couple, though they have yet to confirm it… “Stranger Things” actress MILLIE BOBBY BROWN is dating singer JACOB SARTORIUS.
Actress HEATHER MATARAZZO is engaged to HEATHER TURMAN…”Grey’s Anatomy” actress CAMILLA LUDDINIGTON is engaged to “13 Reasons Why” actor MATTHEW ALAN… Singer/songwriter ED SHEERAN is engaged to CHERRY SEABORN. The couple have been dating since September 2015… “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” actor DARREN CRISS is engaged to writer/producer MIA SWIER. The couple have been dating for seven and a half years.
Actor EWAN MCGREGOR officially filed for divorce from wife EVE MAVRAKIS after 22 years of marriage. The couple share 4 daughters together; McGregor has filed for joint custody of the three minors while Mavrakis counter-filed asking for sole physical custody and offering only visitation to McGregor.
CELEBRITY TMI (READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!) AND OTHER TRIVIAL BITS:
Actress LINDSAY LOHAN is planning to design an island in Dubai…. Actor JAMIE DORNAN once glued wig hair to his penis to impress girls… Actor GERARD BUTLER said actress JENNIFER ANISTON is a better on-screen kisser than actress ANGELINA JOLIE.
Former NBA player/former reality star DENNIS RODMAN was arrested for driving under the influence in Newport Beach, California. Rodman was pulled over for a traffic violation and was administered a field sobriety test at the time, which he failed. Rodman was released on his own recognizance about 7 hours after the arrest. The former NBA champion previously pled guilty to a DUI in 1999 at which time he had to attend a three-month alcohol program and pay fines. Rodman’s rep stated he will go into rehab following this arrest… Actress NAYA RIVERA’s domestic battery case has been dropped… Former “Jersey Shore” star MIKE ‘THE SITUATION’ SORRENTINO will reportedly plead guilty to charges of tax fraud. Sorrentino faces up to 15 years in jail.
“So You Think You Can Dance” host CAT DEELY and her radio & tv presenter/comedian husband PATRICK KIELTY announced they are expecting their second child together… Reality star KIM KARDASHIAN WEST and her rapper husband KANYE WEST welcomed their third child together, a girl, they named Chicago. The couple, who are also parents to daughter North and son Saint, had their third child via surrogate after Kardashian was advised by doctors it would be unwise to get pregnant again after having serious health complications in her previous two pregnancies…Actress CARRIE COON and her actor husband TRACY LETTS announced they are expecting their first child together… Actress JAMIE-LYNN SIGLER and her husband CUTTER DYKSTRA welcomed their second child together, a boy, they named Jack Adam. The couple are also parents to 4 year-old son Beau Kyle… Singer CHRISTINA PERRI and her tv host husband PAUL COSTABILE welcomed their first child together, a girl, they named Carmella Stanley.
Actress JANE FONDA had a cancerous growth removed from her lower lip… Singer/actor RICK SPRINGFIELD has opened up about having depression, recalling not only a suicide attempt when he was a teen in which he tried to hang himself but the rope broke, but also how he contemplated it again just last year during a particular low point with his depression… “Total Divas” star/WWE wrestler EVA MARIE confessed she is an alcoholic… Model/tv personality AMBER ROSE is set to undergo breast reduction surgery soon… Actress GABOUREY SIDIBE underwent surgery to have her tonsils removed… Actress RUBY ROSE is in a wheelchair following major spinal surgery.
Actress JEAN PORTER, the petite and vivacious supporting player in 1940’s MGM movies such as “Bathing Beauty”, “The Youngest Profession”, and “Blonde Trouble”, died of natural causes. She was 95…Singer DOLORES O’RIORDAN, frontwoman for the alt/rock band The Cranberries whose hits in the ‘90s include “Linger” and “Zombie”, died of as-yet unknown cause. She was 46… Character actor RICHARD VENTURE, best known for roles in “Scent of a Woman” and “Being There” among many others, died of unspecified cause. He was 94… Gospel singer EDWIN HAWKINS, best known for the song “Oh Happy Day”, died of unspecified cause. He was 74…Former NBA player JOJO WHITE, a Boston Celtics legend, died after a battle with cancer. He was 71… Director/tv show creator HUGH WILSON, best known for directing the film “Police Academy” and for creating the ‘70s sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati”, died of unspecified cause. He was 74… Actress DOROTHY MALONE, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1956 melodrama “Written on the Wind” and also starred in the tv series “Peyton Place”, died after a long illness. She was 92… Bassist JIM RODFORD, who played with both The Kinks and Argent, died of unspecified cause. He was 76…Comedian BOB SMITH, the first openly gay comedian to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” as well as the first openly gay comedian to star in his own HBO Comedy half-hour in 1994, died after a long battle with ALS. He was 59.
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Here's everything that's happened this past week in the wonderful world of Celebrity, in case you missed it! Feel free to comment on any of this week's "Star News", share some celebrity news you heard from this past week that didn't get a mention here, or at least show us some love if you read the post but have nothing to comment on by clicking on that little heart icon at the bottom of the...